Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Microsoft Language Portal -

Have you ever wanted to create a program localized in other language but were not quite sure what's the usual translation of a computer-related word or phrase?
E.g. have you ever wondered how to say "recycle bin" in French?

Well, now it's easily possible. Microsoft has made searchable the translations used in their programs.
Just search the words of interest on Microsoft Language Portal and your program can have the same familiar feel as other localized Microsoft programs!

Also there are available for download Style Guides for the languages, describing when to use capitalizations, or whether nouns/verbs should be preferred for buttons and menu items, etc.